Complete Blood Count

On April 16, 2010, in Tests, by Andrea

One of the most common, and yet most confusing blood tests ordered.  Lots of numbers, letters, and little to explain it all.

This is known as a CBC.  It’s a basic look at the cells that make up your blood cells, along with the specific components in them.  It’s a critical component for knowing current iron status.

Ranges given are from MY laboratory ranges.  Yours may vary slightly.  Adapt as needed.  My ideals are simply that – my ideals.

The CBC normally includes:

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